Hey there! It’s Judy VZ here today, sharing a DIY fall wreath project. I used a variety of fall colored card stocks from CutCardStock. They worked beautifully and included in September’s Monthly Specials.
Have you ever made a paper cone or dahlia wreath? This one is put together in much the same way, except I used leaf or petal shaped pieces of cardstock instead of rolling squares into cones.
The card stocks used are: DISCOUNT CARD STOCK: CANVAS TEXTURED GINGER SNAP, DISCOUNT CARD STOCK: CANVAS TEXTURED ADOBO ORANGE, BASIS 8.5X11 GOLD 80LB CARDSTOCK, DISCOUNT CARD STOCK: VANILLA BEAN BROWN, DISCOUNT CARD STOCK: TEXTURED FLAME TREE ORANGE, DISCOUNT CARD STOCK: NATURAL TWINE KRAFT
The wreath base is a circle cut from a cardboard box. Mine measures approximately 9 3/4 inches across. You can adapt to any size desired. I sectioned the cardboard into 8 with pencil lines. Then, I drew two circles to help with positioning the first 2 rows of leaves. The first circle is about 2 inches in from the edge, with the 2nd in another 1/2 inch.
Next I cut the leaves free handed. I folded pieces of card stock approximately 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches and cut across the fold in a curved shape. Overall, I cut 16 leaves for rows 1 – 3 and 4 for each of the 4th and 5th rows.
Building the Wreath
Start by adhering 8 leaf pieces along the outer circle centered on the lines. Next, add a leaf between each of the 8 pieces. After that, I adhered the leaves of the 2nd row between those of the 1st row (along the inner drawn circle) in the same way. See the photo below for reference.
The 3rd row is the same as the 2nd with 16 leaves. Alternate four leaves for each of the 4th and 5th rows.
Because the center is not very pretty, I decided to add a rosette. You can use anything you like, such as a bow, pumpkins, a flower or flowers, etc to complete.
My rosette was made by cutting 3 pieces of card stock 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. Score every 1/2 inch along the long side and accordion fold. The 3 pieces are glued together to form a circle. Bring the inner edges together and glue to a 1 inch circle on both sides. I die cut a decorative circle for the rosette base and glued together.
Adhere the rosette piece or whatever you decide to use to the wreath center. A ribbon can be attached to the backside of the wreath for hanging.
This finished wreath measures a little more than 13 inches across. This size is easily adaptable, however, by increasing the size of the base and adding more rows.
As always, I hope I’ve provided some crafty inspiration for you! Maybe you will create your own DIY fall wreath! If you do, let us know in a comment below. And we would love for you to connect with us over on our Facebook Page.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!